Discussion Rare Long-sleeve Sightings

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Lemon Boi

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Greetings all.

Some players wore long-sleeves often; Michael Tuck, Stephen Silvagni, James Hird, etc.
Others did a couple of times a year; Jimmy Bartel, Kade Simpson, Warwick Capper, etc.
And some players did so only a very few times in their entire career.

So rarely did these players don the longy that many fans may be unaware it ever happened.
Here are (some of) those players, starting with the great goal-kicking sensation…

Tony Lockett – Round 19 1991, Victoria Park
Lockett 1991 19.jpg


Feel free to contribute if you have images of a rare longy sighting.

Cheers, Lemon Boi :lemon:
 

Lemon Boi

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Andrew Tranquilli in the 1994 QF at the WACA. Couldn't find a pic so here's a screenshot

View attachment 784083
Screenshots are fine.
Often there is only low-quality footage on YouTube of rare longies. Such as:

Gary Ayers – Round 13 1989, VFL Park (with longy regular Brad Hardie)
Ayers 1987.png


(P.S. Who is Andrew Tranquilli?)
 

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Lemon Boi

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Even notably “tough” players weren’t immune to the allure of a longy.

Dermott Brereton – Round 4 1990, Princes Park
Brereton 1990 4.png


Tony Shaw – Round 19 1991, Waverley Park
Shaw 1991.png


Michael Voss – Round 12 1997, M.C.G. (with longy regular Jeff Farmer)
Voss 1997 12.jpg


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View attachment 784263
Looks like they just used the exact same sleeves from the classic north jumper on this one. Doesn’t look too bad though
The manufacturer’s template makes it look weird over the shoulders.

Here’s a sub-par MS Paint edit:
NM shoop.png


Full blue sleeves weren’t bad either.
NM blue sleeves.jpg


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Lemon Boi

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I started this thread as that had sort of turned into “Every long-sleeve ever” and was based on conjecture.

This thread will focus on the rare occasions that well-known players wore longies, like Plugger (who did so >5 times in his career).

P.S. The best longy ever is:
BB 1991a.jpg


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Some 250+ game players early in their careers:

Matthew Scarlett – Round 12 2000, M.C.G. (with longy regular Chris Tarrant)
CW GE 2000 12.jpg


Bob Murphy – Round 12 2001, Kardinia Park
Murphy 2001 12.jpg


Adam Goodes – Round 18 2001, S.C.G.
Goodes 2001 18.jpg


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Round 19 2003 was the first Heritage Round and some longy regulars graced us with these rare longies:

Adem Yze – M.C.G.
2003 heritage ME Yze.jpg


Darryl White – M.C.G.
2003 heritage BL White.jpg


Matty Lappin – Football Park
2003 heritage CA Lappin.jpg


Sam Power – Docklands
2003 heritage WB Power.jpg


Troy Longmuir – M.C.G.
2003 heritage FR Longmuir.jpg


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Lemon Boi

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Stripes are known to make you look bigger.

Nick Davis – Round 16 2001, M.C.G.
Davis 2001 16.jpg


Byron Pickett – Round 10 2002, M.C.G.
Pickett 2002 10.jpg


James Kelly – Round 14 2002, Kardinia Park
Kelly 2002 14.jpg


Brent Harvey – Round 20 2002, Docklands
Harvey 2002 17.jpg


Chance Bateman – Round 21 2002, M.C.G.
Bateman 2002 21.jpg


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